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Re: Sending Platyceriums


Hi Doret:

Platycerium travel well with just a damp towel around
the roots.  I would not cut off it's air supply by
putting it in a plastic bag.  

Platycerium can go without water for very long periods
so anything damp will make it last just that much
longer.

Dan Clemons
Escondido, CA


--- Doret Vermeulen <cfa@compuscan.co.za> wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I wanted to ask some help from those of you who have
> already imported plats
> from another country.  I want to import plats from
> Bangkok to Namibia.  So
> someone told us to use wetted newspaper.  Over the
> weekend I thought it over.
> Some of the plats are really very small.  Would it
> work to put them into clear
> plastic freezer bags seal them at the top.
> 
> I know I have kept adiantums like this for almost
> two weeks and in the end
> they did grow.  I am just afraid that the mail will
> take much longer than they
> say it would and that the plants will be dried up. 
> But before putting it into
> the freezer bags maybe you should just make sure
> that the roots are just moist
> not wet?
> 
> If there is someone could you please let me know as
> soon as possible.  As the
> parcel needs to be sent tomorrow
> 
> Thank you!
> Doret
> 
>
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